Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge are inseparable; they share a musical bond forged in a mutual love for massive, melodic trance.
The past decade has seen them deliver countless dancefloor monsters (e.g. ‘Mansion’, ‘DUI’, ‘CVNT5’) and lead staple Trance label Garuda together. Now, they’re taking their partnership to the next level. After racking up multiple acclaimed solo albums each, the U.K. electronic music mainstays emerge with the very first single and title track of their long-anticipated collaborative studio album: Kingdom United.
Gareth Emery: “…During some fairly turbulent and inappreciable times for the UK, Ash and I wanted to make a video that showed the other side. All the things we can be united around and proud of. Hopefully, wherever you are in the world, this message of unity over division will resonate with you.”
The very first glimpse of peerless beauty contained within Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge’s first collaborative album, title track ‘Kingdom United’ sees them push their melodic brilliance to a whole new level. Packed with alluring vocal stutters, signature synth plucks and a gorgeous atmosphere to boot, this track will bring the entire dance music realm together.
The release of this new single is accompanied by a brand-new, heart-warming music video that showcases a rich tapestry of honest beauty within the United Kingdom; as well as the unique people and places of sentimental importance to Gareth Emery, Ashley Wallbridge, and their respective upbringings. This ties in perfectly with the title of the record – and album – which provides a window into exactly what the United Kingdom means to both Emery and Wallbridge, and delivers a resounding message of unity in challenging times; a deliberate focus on the wealth of positives to be grateful for amidst the uncertainty of change.
Ashley Wallbridge: “…As a youngster, I remember walking to school on gloomy days, feeling down and wishing to be on holiday or somewhere else. I’m pretty sure a lot of Brits will know this feeling, however, with all the travels that come with being a DJ, I have been fortunate enough to see the world and have grown a huge love and respect for the U.K. We’ve just done a road trip to film the Kingdom United music video and got to see so many of Britain’s historic landmarks, communities, and cultures. This trip, more than any other, really opened my eyes to how beautiful our country is. As a true Brit, I’m proud to be from the United Kingdom.”
Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge stand together as brothers in arms bringing enviable dancefloor fire and validating that they are, in the words of Emery himself, a “lethal team”.